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In this Issue: Stinknet Search, Virtual Speaker Series, EcoFlora project and more

Group activities for programs like Desert Defenders had to be postponed, but we are staying connected through great apps like iNaturalist . Help us find and map as much Stinknet ( Oncosiphon piluliferum ) as we can. This invasive plant has spread aggressively both in urban and open spaces in the last few years.

Join the Stinknet – Desert Defenders project, and explore your neighborhoods with us. Take a look at our quick step guide . This program is co-hosted with Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department and the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy .

Join the virtual Speaker Series: Coyotes -Friends or Foes? to learn how the resilience of coyotes has allowed them to thrive throughout North America.

Coyotes ( Canis latrans ) have expanded their historic range to now occupy most North American major cities, but how have these animals been so successful? And what can we learn from coyotes?

We continue to work on developing and testing the Hub. Do you have a project you want others to know about, support or contribute to?

​To help us in this early phase, please fill out  the spreadsheet with any ​of your initiatives ​that fall​ under activities or goals identified in the Regional Open Space Strategy . Instructions and detailed ROSS goals are included. Join the project to strengthen collaboration in the region!
Help Us Update our Partner List
We are ​updating our active partner list! Any collaborating organization, institution and individuals can join ​or reaffirm their active partnership with us ​by simply filling out the attached form.

​Once you fill out the registration form, your organizations' name will appear on our website in   the Partners page . Join this amazing community and help galvanize conservation action in central Arizona.
Partner Events

Join the project and discover what’s growing in metro Phoenix! Make as many observations as possible using iNaturalist and learn about the biodiversity of our urban desert home.

In collaboration with Desert Botanical Garden, the project will provide insight into biodiversity trends, increase understanding and appreciation of plant life, and contribute to the sustainability efforts of Metropolitan Phoenix.

Join our partners at the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy for these virtual lessons about the Sonoran Desert and all the amazing things it has to teach us. 

These quick and engaging videos can help kids connect to nature and explore their local neighborhoods, all while learning and bringing their inner scientist to the surface!

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